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    While I don't hate the wheels we have seen on the test cars, they do have one unfortunate resemblance

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    Last edited by Bikerjulio; 08-16-2018, 08:05 AM. Reason: better pic of the wheel in question
    2020 C8 Corvette
    Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
    2LT, Z51 + MRC
    Spectra Grey Tridents
    Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler

    I'm a Rat and so is my car! (a reference to the Chinese astrological calendar).

  • #2
    I am with you on not being a fan. Let’s hope that they have at least one more up their sleeve, in addition to these two:

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    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    • #3
      I'm with you, these two designs down right suck. I'm also hoping something better is out there.
      Regards Brian

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      • #4
        Brian, yes, yes, we need better options!
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          I like wheels that are easy to clean
          2020 C8 Corvette
          Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
          2LT, Z51 + MRC
          Spectra Grey Tridents
          Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler

          I'm a Rat and so is my car! (a reference to the Chinese astrological calendar).

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          • #6
            While not new, the 2017+ GS wheels (which first debuted for the HP late C6 versions), were/are easy to clean. Also, as GM has publicly said, “they are the lightest and strongest wheels we have ever put on a Corvette.

            How about those as a return option, or maybe that wheel with some minor changes, including a machined finish version? Following picture thanks to “gold pony.”


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            Last edited by John; 08-02-2018, 11:12 AM.
            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              That's exactly what I mean.Very nice. Came in black as well

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              2020 C8 Corvette
              Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
              2LT, Z51 + MRC
              Spectra Grey Tridents
              Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler

              I'm a Rat and so is my car! (a reference to the Chinese astrological calendar).

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              • #8
                Easy to clean and elegant, but most important light and strong, for as we know, less unsprung weight is a huge betterment toward better handling.
                GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  Can't you use your influence? Call attention to the "Pentastar" resemblance while you're at it.
                  2020 C8 Corvette
                  Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
                  2LT, Z51 + MRC
                  Spectra Grey Tridents
                  Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler

                  I'm a Rat and so is my car! (a reference to the Chinese astrological calendar).

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                  • #10
                    Better picture of the second of the ME IVERS wheels.

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                    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                    • #11
                      That wheel has a "directional" thing going on which irks me considerably if the same wheel is used both sides. It's a pet peeve.
                      2020 C8 Corvette
                      Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
                      2LT, Z51 + MRC
                      Spectra Grey Tridents
                      Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler

                      I'm a Rat and so is my car! (a reference to the Chinese astrological calendar).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John View Post
                        While not new, the 2017+ GS wheels (which first debuted for the HP late C6 versions), were/are easy to clean. Also, as GM has publicly said, “they are the lightest and strongest wheels we have ever put on a Corvette.

                        How about those as a return option, or maybe that wheel with some minor changes, including a machined finish version? Following picture thanks to “gold pony.”


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                        Although few and far between, they came in comp grey and machine face as well (would love to see something like this on the ME):

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                        • #13
                          I love the combo of comp grey and silver. A friend and I had C6 Z06’s in silver. I got chrome wheels, and he got the comp gray. Parked side by side, his looked so much meaner than mine. I love the look of his car. Told him if he came out some morning and saw chrome wheels on his, to not call the Police — that I had just borrowed his wheels. He is about 6’5” tall, 260 with lots of muscle, and just gave me “the look.” Needless to say, I never “borrowed his wheels.”

                          Chrome looks good on darker colors IMO, but while I would not be getting it myself on any ME color, perhaps GM will offer it as an ME option.
                          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          • #14
                            I had a C6 Callaway Grand Sport that was silver with comp grey wheels for 4 years. Great looking rig. I miss that car, but I sold it to get my Callaway C7 Z06, and I'm not letting that one go.

                            There's a lot you can do with comp grey and machined face designs. Heck, just changing up tints (and they really need to go forged and powder coated) can make a huge difference.

                            But the cup wheels are simply a classic design that is still fresh - and one IMO that would work well on the ME - i.e. fit its "personality"

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                            • #15
                              While I agree with John about the C7 GS wheels, wholeheartedly, the aftermarket is loaded with gorgeous wheels, that in many cases, are stronger, lighter and offer a wide variety of styles and colors. One of the single easiest changes available to personalize your magnificent new ME. Not to mention the aftermarket may continue to be the only “made in the U.S.A.” Resource. My C7 Z06 came stock with “made in China” wheels. What a heart breaker.

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